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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in January 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Alabama 3.3% -0.2 -0.7
Gadsden 3.6% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in June 2009 at 5,357. There are now 3,761 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,596 -72 -182

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.6% 1,596
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.8% 1,668
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.9% 1,701
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.0% 1,747
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 1,728
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 1,708
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.0% 1,718
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.0% 1,704
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 1,700
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 1,702

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.